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“Excellent Indian Fare” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gaj Restaurant

Gaj Restaurant
980 St.Charles Avenue | Suite 116, Quebec J7V 8P5, Canada
(450) 455-0555 ‎
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Ranked #5,392 of 13,381 Restaurants in Quebec
Cuisines: Indian
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Montreal, Canada
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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“Excellent Indian Fare”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

My girlfriend and I visited this place thanks to an online deal she had. Being from the West island, we're no strangers to Indian Food and we were excited to try somthing a little out of the way.

LIke most Indian restaurants, it's a BYOB. Awesome. That saves on a lot of money. The service and greeting were friendly as the place seems family-owned. We were the only ones there but people were regularly coming in for take-out. The setting is bare and quiet. Nothing special. That's a plus in my books.

Now for the food. In all we shared some onion bhaji, rice, naan, butter chicken, shahi paneer, and a lamb vindaloo. They were all excellent. The onion bhaji were small, crispy and served alongside a traditional yogurt sauce. Perfect. The butter chicken was creamy and slightly sweet as was the sauce for the shahi paneer. Good. The vindaloo wasn't a traditional one as it was bright red. What it did right was the heat. It must have been the hottest vindaloo i had in my life. But it was good. Not for the faint of heart. The rice and naan were excellent and authentic and there was plenty to share.

All in all this was a great restaurant. Maybe a little more expensive than most other Indian joints but the quality was there.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Montreal, Canada
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88 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
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“If you like fresh, flavorful food, you will love Gaj”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

It is situated in a strip mall and the inside is very modest but the staff is extremely welcoming and the food is amazing. There are many things on the menu I love but I am going to suggest just a few. First, skip the lunch special, its served on a steel plate that looks like it is from a prison scene. Begin with a trip to the SAQ, because GAJ is a 'bring your own wine' restaurant. Settle in with a Channa Somosa, a tasty vegetable samosa appetizer. It is served with chick pea curry, covered with onions, tomatoes, homemade yogurt and sweet chutney. Follow with Chicken Corma, a boneless chicken breast cooked in a sweet, creamy raisin sauce. Add Rice Plo, a lovely white rice with peas and herbs. Continue with Palak Paneer, a delicious spinach cooked with cheese and spices. Finish off with a warm Naan Bread, a soft Indian bread baked in a tandoori oven. Indian food is best enjoyed in the family style, sharing plates. 4 mmm's out of 5

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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